A German life in Nanjing.

German Hans-Christian Marxen believes he lives a picture-perfect life in Nanjing. The city’s European Union Chamber of Commerce board chair, who documents his Chinese odyssey in self-published photographic books, says he and his wife have never felt disheartened with their lives in the city since arriving in 2005. “Everyone said we’d have ups and downs, […]


A mystery all at sea…

    Mystery… Even a Bond movie would dismiss this scenario as implausible: a missing ship sailing through some of the world’s busiest waters while secret services fake a hijack and rescue. Yet a week after the “Arctic Sea” was found in the Atlantic, the maritime world is abuzz with theories about what really happened. […]

It is a reality of America.

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life. So the saying goes. But is it necessarily true? What if all the streams, lakes and rivers where this man sought to fish were on private property? What if they were so […]

Internet criminals tactics…

Internet criminals might be rethinking a favorite scam for stealing people’s personal information. A report being released Wednesday by IBM Corp. shows a big drop in the volume of “phishing” e-mails, in which fraud artists send what looks like a legitimate message from a bank or some other company. If the recipients click on a […]

Diddy and job for Facebook

Music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs wants you — a music star of the Facebook generation. He does not want a performer who can only sing, dance, or look good on TV , but one who can do all that, and social network. This past Sunday, Combs launched a new TV competition show on the MTV […]


Economy to recovery…. But at a cautious pace.

More signs that the toward encouraged investors to move further into stocks — but at a cautious pace. Stocks rose moderately Thursday in very light volume. There were no dramatic economic reports, but a smattering of positive data convinced investors to take more chances on stocks. Financials were particularly in demand after a report quoting […]

Alcoholism in Russia…

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev discussed the problem of alcohol consumption in Russia in his residence “Bocharov Ruchei” in Sochi. The president urged the government to take measures to reduce the consumption of alcohol in Russia. “Alcoholism has become a national disaster,” Dmitry Medvedev claimed. According to official data, average Russians, including newborns, consume about 18 […]

KISS – And we don’t apologize for it…

The veteran heavy metal group, Kiss, is joining a growing list of classic acts putting out new music through the world’s largest retailer. “Sonic Boom” is due to be released only at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores on Oct. 6. The three-disc package will include a CD of the band’s first new music in 11 […]

My husband is not secretary…

August 10, 2009 — At a town hall event in Africa, a translator told Sec. Clinton that a student wanted to know what her husband thought about the economy. Clinton became agitated, saying, “My husband is not secretary of state, I am…